Our tradition of well-made custom-designed woolens dates back to our founder, John Rich. In 1830, he constructed his first woolen mill in Plum Run, Pennsylvania. From his mule cart, he sold his quality fabrics to loggers, miners, rivermen and trappers. By 1845, he expanded the mill and moved to what is now known as Woolrich, Pennsylvania.
Over the years, eight generations of his family have lived and worked amidst the same rural landscape of north-central Pennsylvania, not two miles from where John Rich erected his first woolen mill. It is in these roots that we find a deep commitment to producing premium American fabrics that are as functional today as they were in the mid-nineteenth century. Bales of raw wool still come in one end of the mill and, after a good deal of work, exit as superior fabric which is then used to create great product.
Woolrich is proud to be the longest continuously running woolen mill in the USA.
We would like to thank all those who work in the mill, who are a part of the Woolrich family, for all of their hard work and continued dedication to excellent craftsmanship.